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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Assistant Nursery Teacher

Sep 09 2017 | Azalea Mountain School | Asheville, NC

Azalea Mountain School, a developing WECAN member, is now accepting applications for a Nursery Assistant Teacher, beginning immediately, for the 2017-2018 school year. Nursery classes have 6-10 children, ages 2.5 - 4.5. The Assistant Teacher will work with the lead teachers to provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for children. (S)he will assist the Lead Teacher and children with daily activities (cooking, cleaning, artistic activity, gardening, etc).

This job requires
· Reliability
· Willingness to participate in a physically active school day (including going outdoors in all weather),
· Foundational understanding of child development and interest in continuing to learn more,
· Artistic striving (willingness to paint, sing, dance etc with the class)
· The ability to find meaning and satisfaction in homemaking,
· Good listening skills and a clear communication (we work out of the Compassionate Communication model), and
· Commitment to self-study/inner work.

We hope to find someone who also
· Is warm, loving, centered, and joyful,
· Has experience in a Waldorf school, home program, nursery, or playgroup, and
· Has training in child development (e.g. Waldorf teacher certificate, LifeWays or Sophia’s Hearth or Simplicity Parenting training, WECAN or AWSNA conference attendance.)

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with its booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! azalea Mountain School is enjoying its sixth school year with an enrollment of 114 children and is growing rapidly.

Azalea Mountain School offers parent-child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Fifth Grades, and have a cohesive Faculty supported by a School Administrator, Faculty Coordinator, and active Board. Located currently in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property, we are at the exciting stage of planning for the future and the space(s) to meet our growth. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy, festival celebrations, various Waldorf- based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families.

This is a part-time position (10 months per year; Monday-Friday 8:15-1:15) Compensation starts at $15/hr and includes partial tuition remission.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: [email protected]

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